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Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager

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ISBN-10: 0374528535

ISBN-13: 9780374528539

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Anthony E. Wolf

List price: $16.00
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A brand new edition of the bestselling guide to raising teenagers When Anthony E. Wolf's witty and compassionate guide to raising adolescents was first published, its amusing title and fresh approach won it widespread admiration. Beleaguered parents breathed sighs of relief and gratitude. Now Dr. Wolf has revised and updated his bestseller to tackle the changes of the past decade. He points out that while the basic issues of adolescence and the relationships between parents and their children remain much the same, today's teenagers navigate a faster, less clearly anchored world. Wolf's revisions include a new chapter on the Internet, a significantly modified section on drugs and drinking,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 8/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Author's Note
The Entitled Teenager
The New Parent
What Is Adolescence?
Physical Changes
Intellectual Changes
The Major Change: Turning Away from Childhood
The Wish Not to Grow Up
Margaret and the Stairs
The Bliss of the Baby Self
A Self Without Conscience
Which Is the Real Self?
The Passion of Adolescence
Where It's At
Memories of Adolescence
What They Do and Why
Facing the Adolescent Mandate
Allergy to Parents
Teenage Boys
Teenage Girls
Parents Are to Be Taken for Granted
Adults as Jerks
Parents as an Embarrassment
They Even Look Up to Some Adults, but Never Us
Friends Are Everything
Fitting In--Girls
Fitting In--Boys
The Tyranny of How I Look
The Typical Teenager
Being the Parent of a Teenager
Letting Go
Preventing Disaster
Letting Them Fail
Accepting Them for Themselves
Dealing with the Day-to-Day
Setting Limits
Making Decisions
Gentle Nudges
Giving Too Much
Calming the Waves of Hysteria
The Unconditional Deal
I Never Used to Act That Way
Between Parent and Teenager
Communication and Trust
Listening to Your Teenager--I
Listening to Your Teenager--II
They Don't Listen to Anything I Say
They Think I'm Always Criticizing Them
Is Communication Impossible?
Trusting Your Lying Teenager
Controlling Your Teenager
The Parent Within
Establishing the Boundaries
Keeping the Rules in Place
Obeying the Spirit of the Law
Devious Defiance
Direct Disobedience
Parents' Greatest Error
Out of Control
Battles (and What to Do About Them in General)
Many Doors to Doom
Teenagers' Traps for Parents
How Parents Trap Themselves
How Can You Ask Me to Take You to the Mall After What Just Happened Fifteen Minutes Ago?
Beyond Words
Jobs Around the House
To Nag or Not to Nag
I'll Do It Later
If She Won't Do for Me ...
The Consolation Prize
Intrafamilial Hassles
Sibling Rivalry
Parent Against Parent
Each Parent in Charge of His or Her Own Scene
Different Parents, Different Rules
Reality and the World Outside
Parents' Role in a New World
I Want to Worry About Acne, Not This
It Was My Fault
Caught In Between
Parenting Alone
You're Not My Father
Must I Like My Stepson?
Academic Performance
What Parents Can Do
Motivating Your Teenager
Time as an Ally
Troublemakers in School
The Electronic World
Competing for Their Attention
Connection to Peers
Nasty Content
Turning It Off
The Biggest Influence
Michael and Yvonne
The New Age of Sex
Should Teenagers Have Sex?
Problems of Teenage Sex
Sex and Intimacy
Sex in the Time of AIDS
What Can Parents Do?
Beyond Education
Controlling Your Teenager's Sexual Behavior
Gay and Lesbian Teenagers
Drugs and Drinking
Drugs in America--Two Problems
Parents' Role
Drinking and Driving
It's Against the Law
Substance-Abuse Problems
Boys versus Girls
Suicide Attempts
Why Do Teenagers Try to Kill Themselves?
Depression and Suicide
They Can't See Tomorrow
What to Do
If They Say "yes"
Warning Signs
The Mandatory Warning Sign
Conclusion: The End of Adolescence
Remember: It's a Stage